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Hilal ibn Ali, Magnificent Islamic Architectural Shrine

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 14:26

The magnificent Shrine of Hilal ibn Ali is located in Aran-Bidgol near Kashan, Isfahan province, central Iran.

According to an ISCA report, the Mohammed Hilal Ibn Ali or Mohammed Hilal, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed and son of Ali, the first Shiite Imam; He passed away is 684 and was buried in Aran and Bidgol.

The shrine is covered with an elaborate decorative and colorful overlay as well as Islamic architectural gems such as blue-tiled minarets, arched arcades, domes and halls and chambers, the mausoleum embraces intricate tilework, plasterwork, woodwork, which occupy the spaces on the interior and exterior sides.

The entrances are mirror-tiled and very impressive. Inside is heavily decorated with mirror-tiled ceilings, stained glass windows and chandeliers. Just outside the mausoleum building one can notice the sound of melodic prayers that some visitors say upon the graves of fallen heroes who martyred during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war.

The picturesque mausoleum may be at its best in late afternoon when the blue-tiled minarets and domes are lit up by the last rays of the sun, when the surrounding areas turn to red.


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